Mary Kenkel Partner

Mary Kenkel brings more than twenty years of energy experience to the MAPA team, following her position as head of the Government Relations office for Cinergy (now Duke Energy).

Ms. Kenkel most recently co-founded the Center To Advance Energy and Water Management, a foundation designed to forge solutions to the energy/water nexus issues, which is working in conjunction with Auburn University’s Energy and Technology center.

Her prior work includes heading up the media relations practice and the public policy office for the investor-owned electric utility industry trade association. She served as a strategy advisor to the CEO of a Fortune 100 electric utility company, and advises other utilities on legislation and regulation. Ms. Kenkel has interfaced with national media, both print and broadcast, developed wide-reaching public relations campaigns and brought her communications experience to her lobbying job where she was able to engage policy makers and successfully achieve solutions for her clients in the tax, energy, environmental and merger and acquisition arenas.

She has well established coalition building experience bringing together the NGO community with industry on a variety of topics. She is a graduate of Trinity University in Washington, DC.

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The MAPA Group mission is to build significant value for clients by providing superior, creative and strategic business development services while conducting business with irreproachable integrity at all times and under all circumstances.

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  • Renewable Energy including wind, solar, biomass
  • Technology
  • Environment and Energy Policy
  • Infrastructure: Airports, Transportation, Aeronautics, and Water
  • Local, Municipal, and Regional Economic Development
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